It’s mid July and the first smell of a calmer real estate market is in the air. The kids are happily ensconced in camp, the roads are less congested, the Blue Jays are closing in on first place and you've got your new favourite book packed and ready to take to the cottage. This is what life in the big city is supposed to look like! Sure it's hot, but we are Torontonians. We can brush off the heat alerts faster than The Four Tenors can brush off a member of their troop.
The freehold sector has finally loosened up some of its grip on listings as last week there was a 27% increase of homes to choose from. Sales remained strong with 156 sales in the 416 and only 64.7% sold at or above asking. The hot spot for the week was the east core where there were 10 more sales than listings which boosted multiple offers to well over 75%. Sup-ply and demand dynamics remain firmly in place in Toronto. As a comparison, last year, for the same period, there were 34% more listings and 9% fewer sales (with a dreamy level of only 54% of homes selling at or above the list price).
The condo market continues to show its fortitude. Last week it recorded 592 new listings across the 416 compared to a staggering 750 at the same time last year. While listings are down, sales are up over 33% to 295 but what is really astonishing is the number of condos selling at or over the list price. Last year that number was 18.5% compared to 33.6% last week. Sales above the list price has not dipped below 30% since mid February of 2016.
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